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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:43 AM

Hello.

Since I got my HV30 a couple ago I've been practising my photography properly. Now I've taken many photos before, but this is the first time I've paid attention closely the the F Number I was using, DoF, etc. So I guess you could say these are my first photographs from a more professional viewpoint.

Just twelve at the moment, but I'll upload more. Please don't be too hard on me.


Best Regards. :)

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#2 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:47 PM

Hello.

Since I got my HV30 a couple ago I've been practising my photography properly. Now I've taken many photos before, but this is the first time I've paid attention closely the the F Number I was using, DoF, etc. So I guess you could say these are my first photographs from a more professional viewpoint.

Just twelve at the moment, but I'll upload more. Please don't be too hard on me.


Best Regards. :)

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Some nice stuff there Matthew!

Try for more difficult subjects next time.

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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 03:05 PM

Yep! I agree, I'm just getting used to my camera at the mo.
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#4 Matthew Buick

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:38 PM

Hi.

The online distance learning website I subscribed to is publishing a magazine internally, and I've got an opportunity to showcase my photography in it. I can't for the life of me choose my six favourite photos, so could you pick them please.

I changed the URL to my account, here it is.
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#5 Evan Pierre

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:25 AM

Autumn Leaf for sure.

What website is it that Matthew?
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:30 AM

That autumn leaf is lovely. I like the stop you shot it at, myself. It makes me wish the beautiful autumn in the Northeast. We don't get much fall color here in SoCal.
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#7 Matthew Buick

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:47 AM

Ooh dear. I didn't pick the autumn leaf, oh well, but late now I guess.

The website in question is this 'un. It's called Nisai Virtual Aademy, an online distance learning website.

Thanks for the interest! :)
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#8 Matthew Buick

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:03 PM

More photos added. I think HV30 lovers will take a particular fondness to one of them.

Edited by Matthew Buick, 18 November 2008 - 05:05 PM.

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#9 Evan Pierre

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:12 PM

Although I own an HV20 and not a 30 ($500 less!) "Speaks For Itself." is still fantastic! :lol: The light and shadow of the letters looks great!
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#10 Matthew Buick

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:49 AM

If I can get more letters I'll do a HV20 version. :lol:
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#11 Matthew Buick

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:44 PM

I've got a HV20 version of the picture up for you all now. :)
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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

I've updated the layout of my page and uploaded some new photos, please tell me what you think.
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:48 PM

I've updated the layout of my page and uploaded some new photos, please tell me what you think.


I think you're on the right road to be a cameraman obviously you appreciate colour framing and lighting as well as dof. You have made some ordinary items stand out and bought them to life. Well done!
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#14 Matthew Buick

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:01 PM

Thank you! ;)
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#15 Matthew Buick

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 03:47 PM

Hi.

I've rearranged my photostream and deleted some photos for an emphasis on quality over quantity. There's also a jokey advert for my services as a photographer and cinematographer.

Please tell me what you think! :)
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#16 Matthew Buick

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:13 AM

Hello.

I've recently been really paranoid that my skills as a photographer aren't getting better. I wonder if you'd take a look at my photos for this year, and give your opinion please. I wouldn't ask were it not for the fact I'm rather bad at judging my own work.

Thanks!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:57 PM

Matt,

These all look pretty good, I didn't see the ones you got rid of so I'm not sure how your progressing. I like the ones of the cars (the lambo and citroen), looking at the thumbnails I thought they were real (unless they are real and you've faked the DoF to make them look like miniatures ;)). With my overly-critical hat on I'd say the cat shots are perhaps the shots I like the least, if only because I'm not too keen on 'shots-of-my-pet' type shot (there is only one pet photo I've ever took which I would consider decent).

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

Also - you've inspired me to go out and buy a bunch of model vehicles (planes, trains and automobiles) to photograph. :)
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:03 PM

All good, simple pictures. Millenium Bridge II works very well - the light & shade on the arch is well counterbalanced by the light and shade in the clouds. Good lighting and composition all in one! It's clear how much better it is than the other Millenium Bridge shot.
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#20 Matthew Buick

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

Well thanks so much Will and Dominic! You've really set my mind at ease. I know what you mean about pet photos, they are cheesy, but I love him so much! Millenium Bridge II is one my top five faves for sure, it's moody. And I love moody.



Also - you've inspired me to go out and buy a bunch of model vehicles (planes, trains and automobiles) to photograph. :)


Always check the model before buying. Even the most expensive ones can have the odd wonky transfer that'll ruin your photo.


Take care all!
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